Surveying and geospatial science

What is the relationship between surveying and geospatial science?

Surveying and land surveying is the measurement and mapping of our surrounding environment using mathematics, specialised technology and equipment.

Surveyors measure just about anything on the land, in the sky or on the ocean bed. They even measure polar ice-caps. The main types of surveying specialisations are land, mining, engineering and hydrographic.

As you can imagine, surveying and geospatial science are closely related fields. Surveying is related to the broad areas of spatial science or geospatial science.

If we use geospatial science to help us understand the relationship between the community and the environment in order to predict trends and patterns, we use surveying to first establish the boundaries of that environment.

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The Try Surveying website breaks down everything that goes into this profession. Click on the logo above to visit.